Moricia Vrymoet is a Gunditjmara woman from the southwest Victoria. Moricia leads VALS legal service practices, as Director of Legal Services. She also assists with organisation strategy and a number of key strategic projects. Recently, Moricia has provided leadership and oversight to facilitate the establishment of the new Wirraway practice, VALS specialist legal and litigation practice.
She has had an expansive legal career during which she has worked on both sides of the criminal process. Moricia holds a Master’s degree in law, majoring in criminal prosecutions from the University of Wollongong.
Moricia was appointed the Director Legal Services at VALS in March 2019. She oversees VALS state-wide legal services in civil law and human rights, crime, family law, child protection and family violence and the specialist legal and litigation practice which focusses litigation involving misconduct by police and Corrections.
Moricia commenced her legal career at Victoria Legal Aid where she undertook a summer indigenous clerkship. In 2005 she was selected to be part of our articled clerk program. Moricia stayed on and spent a year in our Children’s, Youth and Family division. Moricia then moved to private practice where she worked mostly in crime and child protection matters.
In 2013 Moricia moved to Victoria Police where she remained until taking up her current position at VALS. In her time at VicPol, Moricia worked on royal commissions, civil and coronial enquiries and major organised crime in Office of Chief examiner as well as a prosecutor in the Specialist Childrens Court prosecution Unit.